Catholic LA

Thomas Aquinas College files supplemental brief with Supreme Court HHS mandate case

As Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula continues to challenge the HHS contraceptive mandate, on April 12, attorneys filed a supplemental brief at the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Catholic college. The brief was in compliance with the high court’s request, made less than one week after it had heard the case’s oral arguments.

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Bishop Brennan blesses St. Monica Academy’s new Montrose campus

On April 5, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of the San Fernando Pastoral Region paid a visit to St. Monica Academy’s new campus in Montrose for a school blessing and to consecrate the school to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

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Don Bosco Tech band earns highest honors at music festival

On April 8, Don Bosco Technical Institute’s Symphonic Band earned top honors during the WorldStrides Heritage Performance Music Festival in Washington state, where they earned a gold rating and first place ranking.

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LA County Department of Mental Health hosts faith-based Advocacy Council meeting

On April 7, the L.A. County Department of Mental Health (DMH) hosted a meeting of the faith-based Advocacy Council as an opportunity for government representatives and religious leaders to discuss community needs and seek solutions regarding mental health issues, homelessness and substance abuse.

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Accreditation team awards St. Anthony High School in Long Beach straight A’s

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach recently announced that the Western Catholic Educational Association’s accreditation team has awarded them the highest marks in all evaluated areas.

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News around the World

Pregnancy center marks 40 years of service in the South Bay

It began in 1971 as a telephone helpline for pregnant women. Word spread and many callers began seeking face-to-face contact for help. With enough support from women willing to help counsel, eventually they decided to take the next step.

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Pope opens the door for beatification of Albanian martyrs

Pope Francis on Tuesday gave the green light for the beatification of 38 Albanian martyrs, all of whom were killed by the country’s atheistic, communist regime between 1945 and 1974.

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At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a panel at the United Nations.

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Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Fr. John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to Dignitatis Humanae, the most important document in modern times on the Catholic Church and religious freedom.

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Praying for holiness and the kingdom

Archbishop José H. Gomez

The Church’s saints have always recognized that the Lord’s Prayer is a summary of his whole Gospel. And each word and phrase in the prayer is a rich source for us to contemplate and reflect on.


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